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Clarita Heath

Full name: Clarita Heath (-Reiter, -Bright)
Gender: Female
Born: August 27, 1916 in Pasadena, California, United States
Died: October 13, 2003 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Clarita Heath competed in the 1936 Winter Olympics, and at the 1937 World Championships, placed fourth in the downhill, the best finish by an American prior to World War II. Heath learned to ski while on a family trip to Kitzbühel, Austria, and she later became a ski instructor in Sun Valley. Her biggest victory came in 1942 in winning the Harriman Cup. Heath coached Ingrid Bergman for her ski scenes in the movie “Spellbound.” Heath’s first husband was William Reiter, a Navy pilot who died in the Pacific during World War II, while her second husband was Alex Bright, a top skier who was inducted into the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1959. Heath was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1968.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Women's Combined United States USA 27

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 27 59.89
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Downhill 30 66.29 7:39.2
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom 27 53.48 4:25.7
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 1 29 2:25.4 0:00
1936 Winter 19 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 2 23 2:00.3 0:00
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